Palloseura Kemi Kings

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PS Kemi Kings
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Full name Palloseura Kemi Kings
Nickname(s) Kingit (The Kings)
Founded 1999
Ground Sauvosaari
Ground Capacity 2500
Chairman Matti Torvikoski
Manager Tommy Taylor
League Kakkonen

Palloseura Kemi Kings or PS Kemi Kings is a Finnish football team based in the town of Kemi, who are currently playing in the Finnish second division, the Kakkonen.

History[edit]

The club was established on October 21, 1999. Kemi Kings was created out of a merger between Kemin Palloseura (KePS), Kemin Pallotoverit-85 (KPT-85) and Visan Pallo. All three teams continue only as junior teams–having younger than B-juniors–while PS Kemi took over A and B juniors. The best achievement of PS Kemi Kings so far has been reaching eighth place in the Finnish Cup competition 2006. The team also played in Finnish Cup's small final, but lost it to Kultsu FC after the penalty shootout. In the 2007 season PS Kemi Kings won the Kakkonen's C-sector and were promoted to the second division, the Ykkönen. In the 2008 season PS Kemi Kings successfully fought against the relegation and also Qualified for the Top-16 in the Finnish Cup. In January 2011 the sport director Jukka Kuusisto signed a contract with finish TopSpot – Sports, Development and Technology – Sports Management with Social Responsibility and signed later his first two Nigerian players for his club the forward Patrick Chibuzor Onyeaghala from Nigerian Football Academy and the defender Faith Friday Obilor from FC Odiaba.[1]

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
2001 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th
2002 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
2003 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Play-Offs
2004 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 4th
2005 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) North Group Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd
2006 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group C Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 2nd
2007 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group C Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 1st Promoted
2008 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 8th
2009 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 7th
2010 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 9th
2011 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 10th
2012 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group D Finnish FA (Suomen Palloliitto) 3rd

Current squad[edit]

As of 31 July 2014[2] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Finland GK Juhani Pennanen
2 France DF David Bitsindou
3 Finland DF Jere Moilanen
4 Sweden DF Felix Gustavsson
5 Serbia MF Nikola Erceg
6 United States MF Kyle Knotek
7 Finland MF Tuomas Tyystälä
8 Finland MF Tuomo Könönen
9 England FW Billy Ions
10 Finland FW Tommi Haanpää
11 United States DF Ryan Jones
No. Position Player
12 Finland GK Jusa Impiö
13 Bermuda FW Jonte Smith
14 Serbia FW Saša Jovović
15 Finland DF Tomi Koski
16 Finland FW Ville Moilanen
17 Finland DF Teijo Kälkäjä
18 Finland DF Joonas Ikäläinen
19 Finland FW Valtteri Vainionpää
20 Finland MF Aleksi Räihä
23 Finland MF Arttu Pasanen
24 Canada FW Jon Dollery

References[edit]

  1. ^ PS Kemi from Finland signs two TopSpot’s academy players
  2. ^ "PELAAJAT 2014 (tilanne 24.4.)" (in Finnish). Official website. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 

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